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1. Typos
A 2013 CareerBuilder survey found that 58% of resumes have typos. Typos are deadly, says Block, because employers interpret them as a lack of detail-orientation, and as a failure to care about quality. The fix? Read your resume from bottom to top: reversing the normal order helps you focus on each line in isolation, Block says. Or have someone else proofread closely for you.


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